From Jason Botchford at The White Towel in The Province:
Brace yourself Glenn Healy and offended Predators, Vancouver’s Green Men are on their way to Nashville.
Riding a nice crest of publicity thanks to an absurd Hockey Night in Canada story — the Predators whined to league officials about them — Ryan Sullivan and Adam Forsythe are heading to Music City and are planning to be in spandex for Game 3.
I haven’t quite been able to decide which is more lame: The fact it became an issue in the first place and the Predators formally complained. Can’t imagine what they’d do if they ever saw what the Phillie Phanatic is up to; Or that Hockey Night would spend some of the few minutes they have bizarrely talking about it, complete with a denial for the Preds PR. Really, in the middle of the playoffs when there’s, uh, hockey going on; Or Healy’s out-of-nowhere reaction. Who knew anyone in the media felt that strongly about the Green Men?
How about: ‘Who knew anyone in the media (err, Jason?) felt that strongly about OTHER people feeling strongly about the Green Men?’ (But I get his point…it’s definitely a lot of fuss for a lot of nothing.)
Lordy… I suspect Nashville is going to take one look at those green lunatics in the stands and be writing non-stop stories about the ‘corrupting influence of BC bud on today’s youth’ for the rest of time.